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- Higgins, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William HIGGINS|
|Birth date and place||2 Aug 1822 Shankill, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Spouse||Made voluntary allowance to wife before embarking [Broomhall p.B134 source not stated].|
This may suggest that his wife remained in Ireland.
|Death date and place||1887 Q4 Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland (tentative).|
Possible return to Lurgan, Armagh unproven (see sidebar).
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1831 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||2 Aug 1839 Lurgan, Armagh.|
|Service/Campaigns||Mediterranean 5 years 4 months.|
Jamaica 2 years.
North America 3 years 3 months.
Turkey 4 months.
Crimea 1 year 9 months.
East Indies 2 years.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Regimental Courts Martial||10 Jun 1851: Confined and sentenced to loss of one penny a day for six months and 30 days imprisonment with hard labour. Imprisoned 10 Jun to 9 Jul 1851. Released 10 Jun 1857.|
20 Apr 1857: Confined and sentenced to loss of 1d. a day for 30 days and 42 days imprisonment with hard labour.
Imprisoned 20 Apr to 31 May 1857. Released 1 Jun 1857.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||12 Nov 1861 Camp Colchester.|
|Length of Service||21 years 26 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1510/62.|
|Post Discharge Residence||County Armagh, Ireland.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Belfast.|
|Pension Amount||9d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Daily News 12 Apr 1887 (tentative – other men in Colony named William Higgins).|
|Departure from WA||IF returned to Armagh, name of vessel unknown.|